Here at Horizon Platforms, we know working at height can pose significant health and safety risks. The competent use of MEWPs can minimise these risks, yet prevalent myths surrounding work at height can prove both problematic and dangerous. This includes misconceptions about procedures and equipment, and the spreading of such incorrect information may put workers at further risk.Read more “Working at Height: 5 Myths that are Simply Not True”
As outlined in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR), when operated by competent and fully-trained individuals, MEWPs can facilitate safe and efficient working at height. However, access platforms must be regularly inspected and properly maintained to ensure they are safe, fit for purpose and fully compliant with UK health and safety laws.Read more “Access Platform Maintenance: Why is it so Important?”
Boom lifts are a versatile type of aerial platform and as such, they can be used in a variety of applications. Offering excellent manoeuvrability, there are a wide selection of boom lifts to choose from, each with different power options, maximum height and maximum load capacity. As such, the best boom lift to hire depends on a range of factors, from the environment and terrain to the nature of the project and the height required.Read more “What is the Best Boom Lift?”
Here at Horizon Platforms, IPAF courses are delivered at our approved centres with training available for operators, demonstrators, instructors and managers. Each of these programmes has been designed by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), to provide MEWP training in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). As a result, these courses are internationally recognised and considered the gold standard of powered access vehicle training.Read more “IPAF Training FAQs: 5 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask”
From MEWP hire to employee training, your business has to navigate an array of planned expenses, but what about those unforeseen costs? Across the UK, the average employee loses 12 days a year thanks to IT and equipment failure, while illness and injury led to the loss of more than 28 million working days in 2018/19. When you consider this, can your company afford any further delays?